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Backchecking: David Maley had coast-to-coast 'miraculous' career

Backchecking: David Maley had coast-to-coast 'miraculous' career

by The Hockey News - January 16, 2010 10:40 AM EST

The former NHL tough guy's life in hockey began with the Miracle on Ice, gave him a Stanley Cup ring and continues to provide for his family today.
BY KEVIN GLEW David Maley believes in miracles. In Colorado attending Bob Johnson’s hockey school in 1979, the then 16-year-old Maley witnessed the Miracle on Ice team tryouts.


Backchecking: High-scoring Ogrodnick now into high finance

Backchecking: High-scoring Ogrodnick now into high finance

by The Hockey News - October 1, 2009 11:09 AM EDT

A premiere power forward with the Red Wings, John Ogrodnick now plays the money game.
By Kevin Glew He’s still "Johnny O" in Hockeytown. But outside of Motown these days, John Ogrodnick must be wondering if the “O” stands for overlooked.


Backchecking: Little-known Hab big part of Cup run

Backchecking: Little-known Hab big part of Cup run

by The Hockey News - September 3, 2009 2:13 PM EDT

Terry Harper, a member of a few Montreal powerhouses, made an impact few noticed.
By Alan Bass The Montreal Canadiens won four Stanley Cups in five seasons from 1965-69. Every hockey fan knows the big names on those teams: Jean Beliveau, Yvan Cournoyer, Henri Richard, Serge Savard and others.


Backchecking: Feamster flips NHL career for pizza profits

Backchecking: Feamster flips NHL career for pizza profits

by The Hockey News - August 27, 2009 2:44 PM EDT

Despite an impressive college career, Dave Feamster couldn't find luck in the NHL.
By Alan Bass “What do you do in life? You learn to tie your shoes, then you play hockey.” – Dave Feamster Dave Feamster sums up his life with that simple, yet brilliant quote.


Backchecking: Bill Baker continues gold medal work on patients

Backchecking: Bill Baker continues gold medal work on patients

by The Hockey News - August 6, 2009 11:00 AM EDT

A member of the Miracle on Ice team from 1980, Baker now makes a living as a surgeon.
By Alan Bass Bill Baker is often known for his game-tying goal against Sweden in the opening game of the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y.; a game that helped propel Team USA to the medal round before their famous Miracle on Ice upset of the Soviet Union en route to the gold medal.


Backchecking: Clarke continues legacy in front office

Backchecking: Clarke continues legacy in front office

by The Hockey News - July 30, 2009 11:33 AM EDT

A three-time Hart Trophy winner, Bob Clarke went from on-ice star to front office leader.
By Alan Bass If we could all accomplish just a fraction of what Bob Clarke did in his career, I’m sure we would all be content with our lives.


Backchecking: Memories abound for well-travelled Chris Kontos

Backchecking: Memories abound for well-travelled Chris Kontos

by The Hockey News - July 16, 2009 11:17 AM EDT

The veteran of 230 NHL games played with The Great One and snagged an Olympic silver medal.
By Kevin Glew With the baseball season at its midpoint, it seems fitting to catch up with one of hockey’s Cy Young Award winners. Named after the legendary pitcher, this unofficial honor is bestowed upon a skater whose goal total far exceeds his number of assists.


Backchecking: California loves Daryl Evans

Backchecking: California loves Daryl Evans

by The Hockey News - June 25, 2009 1:51 PM EDT

The former King who scored the winner in the Miracle in Manchester is keen on growing hockey in L.A.
By Alex Mansfield After 10 seasons as a radio commentator for the Los Angeles Kings, Daryl Evans still loves the view from the press box. “It’s a whole different perspective watching the game up there,” Evans said.


Backchecking: Al Secord stays 'under the radar'

Backchecking: Al Secord stays 'under the radar'

by The Hockey News - June 19, 2009 9:20 AM EDT

The former productive tough guy took to the skies after his NHL career came to a close.
BY ALAN BASS Imagine a former NHL player who used to fly down the wing, flying through the sky guiding a commercial jet. A man, who just 25 years ago, was using his intuition to make the right play on the ice, now making crucial decisions and the right play in the air.


Backchecking: John Druce fights new battle after NHL career

Backchecking: John Druce fights new battle after NHL career

by The Hockey News - May 2, 2009 4:52 PM EDT

We catch up with the 10-year veteran to talk about his memorable playoff run and his work raising money for cancer research.
BY KEVIN GLEW The affable ex-Capital, John Druce, whose unlikely 14-goal outburst in the 1990 post-season cemented him a place in hockey history, last attended a Caps game 11 years ago.


Backchecking: Taylor followed in famous grandfather's footsteps

Backchecking: Taylor followed in famous grandfather's footsteps

by The Hockey News - March 25, 2009 10:01 AM EDT

The grandson of Hall of Famer 'Cyclone,' Mark Taylor rose to the NHL and continues to support the game in his post-pro life.
BY DANIEL HENDRIKSEN His grandfather was the greatest hockey player in the world in the early 1900s. Now Mark Taylor is building upon his grandpa’s legacy in ways that aren’t just on the ice.


Backchecking: Eye injury ended Glen Sharpley's promising career

Backchecking: Eye injury ended Glen Sharpley's promising career

by The Hockey News - February 11, 2009 12:00 PM EST

The former Hawk and North Star scored 25 goals in his rookie season, but played only seven years.
BY KEVIN GLEW If anyone has a right to be bitter about the way their NHL career concluded, it’s Glen Sharpley. The former Minnesota North Star and Chicago Blackhawk had his six-year NHL tenure all but end after a stick slammed into his left eye during a game against the Washington Capitals on Dec.


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